ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification Policies and Procedures

Resource Topics: Diplomate, Maintenance of Certification, Residency & Certification

Maintenance of Certification is designed to foster continued development and recognition of Diplomate qualifications and protect the public by ensuring all Diplomates meet their professional responsibility to remain uniquely competent in their expertise as veterinary specialists in small and/or large animal surgery.

All ACVS Diplomates certified in 2016 or later are subject to time-limited certification and must undergo mandatory maintenance of certification (MOC) while actively practicing surgery. Diplomates certified in 2015 or earlier may choose to pursue MOC. These Diplomates will then be issued time-limited certificates and must comply with all MOC requirements.